Trapped Civilians Complicate U.S. Efforts in Northern Syria And Iraq

Jordanian tanks are stationed near a U.N.-funded clinic close to the border with Syria.
Jordanian tanks are stationed near a U.N.-funded clinic close to the border with Syria.
Jordanian tanks are stationed near a U.N.-funded clinic close to the border with Syria.
Jordanian tanks are stationed near a U.N.-funded clinic close to the border with Syria.

Trapped Civilians Complicate U.S. Efforts in Northern Syria And Iraq

NPR's Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman explains U.S. and coalition efforts to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa and the ongoing fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Recent airstrikes in Mosul may have led to the deaths of more than one hundred civilians, including women and children.
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